Scuticaria salesiana Dressler 1968 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

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Common Name The Salesian Scuticaria [refers to the monastery in Ecuador of Padre Angel Andreetta]

Flower Size 2 3/4" [7 cm]

Found in south eastern Ecuador and Peru in very wet montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very short pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, terete, sulcate, pendant leaves that blooms in the summer on a basal, shrt, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and holding the flower close to the base of the leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 8 1981 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 488 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 29 Schlechter/Brieger 1994 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo fide

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